Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

June 5 2014 | CAMEROON

Sant'Egidio and the poor in Cameroon: a story of friendship

with the elderly, children, in prisons: signs of hope in the Africa that changes

printable version

Young friends of the elderly, orphaned children that are not left alone, unjustly detained prisoners that find freedom: these are just some of the fruits born from the friendship between the Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor in Cameroon.

For years, Sant'Egidio has been present in Cameroon, particularly in Yaounde and Douala where in recent weeks the initiatives of solidarity with the poor have multiplied: images of a cultural change that comes from friendship and solidarity gained during many years of prayer and service to the poor.

With the elders of Djamboutou and Yaoundé
The youth of Sant'Egidio have delivered mattresses to the elders of Djambotou, a city in the north of the country, living in extremely precarious housing conditions.  Along with Alphonse, a poor old man of Yaounde that, with the help of the Community, was able to undergo an eye operation, thus regaining his sight.
With the orphans and the elderly of Douala
With the elders of New Bell, on the outskirts of Douala
With the children of the orphanage of St. Jean de Deido

The commitment to the poor has also reached Garoua in northern Cameroon near Maroua, where two months ago two Vincentian priests, Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri and Canadian Sister Gilberte Bussier were kidnapped, released a few days ago.

On last 7 May, in the presence of the local authorities, eight people were finally freed that were still being held in prison in Garoua even though they had finished serving their original sentence for some time, because they were too poor to pay off the financial penalty coupled to that sentence. The Community of Sant'Egidio, thanks to donations and fundraising, has extinguished their "debt", and given back their freedom.

February 3 2017

Letter from Goma, Congo: We are the spokesperson of poor and neglected elderly of the outskirts

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
November 8 2011

Burkina Faso – Visit of the Minister for Territorial Administration at the formation courses for civil registrars

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
November 2 2011

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – Launch of the first training course for civil registrars organized by Bravo! for the universal and free registration of births

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
all news
January 24 2017
Radio Vaticana

Istat, aumentano i senza lavoro nelle periferie di Roma e Milano

January 4 2017
ANSA med

A Napoli presepe dei detenuti dedicato a viaggio migranti

December 26 2016
Ristretti Orizzonti

Genova: i cenoni in trasferta di Sant'Egidio, festa con migranti e detenuti

December 21 2016

Solidarietà: Comunità S. Egidio, domani a Roma la guida “Dove mangiare, dormire, lavarsi”

December 7 2016
Il Secolo XIX

Spettro povertà, l'aiuto riparta dalle periferie

December 1 2016

Africa: 300mila sieropositivi curati da Sant’Egidio

all press releases
October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

go to no death penalty

La Comunità di Sant'Egidio e i poveri in Liguria - report 2015

Sintesi, Rapporti, Numeri e dati sulle persone senza dimora a Roma nel 2015

Le persone senza dimora a Roma

La povertà in Italia

Alcune storie raccolte al telefono della Comunità di Sant’Egidio - 2014

Burkina Faso - La Paix est l'avenir: Rencontre des religions pour la paix

all documents

Eine Zukunft für meine Kinder

Echter Verlag
all books


130 visits

133 visits

120 visits
all the related media